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If someone is mean to you purposely, being assertive and using words are good ways to deal with the situation.  It is not okay to grab things away from others, or to call people names and hurt their feelings, even if they’ve been mean to us.  If someone calls you a name, you can ignore them or speak assertively.  If that person doesn’t stop calling you names, you should tell a grown up.

Being assertive is also a safe and respectful way to deal with other problems like being excluded.  Excluding others is not nice or respectful.  When we see others being excluded, we should invite them to play.

Taking responsibility for our actions is the respectful thing to do.  Malicious gossip is hurtful and not respectful to others.

If you would like to learn more about Second Step, the Social/Emotion Learning curriculum Canyons School District is using,  please log onto, (Links to an external site.) and create a family account.  You can then access videos, home links for lessons, etc.  In order to create a family account, you will need an access code.  Access codes are as follows:

Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70

First Grade: SSP1 FAMI LY71

Second Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72

Third Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73

Fourth Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74

Fifth Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75

If you have additional questions about Second Step, please contact your child’s teacher, or our School Counselor Mary Lynne Richardson at

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